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With new government focus, community forestry offers hope for the country's growing deforestation rates and high rural poverty levels.
Productive and profitable forests have long encouraged decision makers in the country to prioritize economic growth over local rights.
As Myanmar emerges from five decades of isolation, the government hopes community forestry will help stop deforestation and reduce rural poverty.
Thailand's strict conservation initiatives have slowed forest loss, but marginalized tens of thousands of forest-dependent people in the process.
The country is emerging as one of Asia's development success stories, but forest-dependent people are largely missing out on the new wealth.
Voices of the Forest: Cambodia
Date: 02 August 2010
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